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What is an X-Ray?
An X-ray is a quick, painless test that produces images of the structures inside your body, particularly your bones. X-ray beams can pass through your body, but they are absorbed in different amounts depending on the density of the material they pass through. Dense materials, such as bone and metal, show up light on X-rays. The air in your lungs shows up as dark. Fat and muscle appear as varying shades of gray.
X-Ray can be used to diagnose many conditions including:
- Arthritis – X-rays of your joints can reveal evidence of arthritis. X-rays taken over the years can help your doctor determine if your arthritis is worsening.
- Lung infections or conditions – Evidence of problems such as pneumonia, tuberculosis or lung cancer can show up on chest X-rays.
- Breast cancer – Mammography is a special type of X-ray test used to examine breast tissue. A mammogram should be performed on a woman 40 and over once a year.
- Enlarged heart – One of the signs of congestive heart failure is an enlarged heart, which shows up clearly on X-rays.
What to wear:
In general, you undress whatever part of your body needs examination. You may wear a gown to cover yourself during the exam, depending on which area is being X-rayed. You may also be asked to remove jewelry, eyeglasses and any metal objects that may obscure the X-ray image, because these objects can show up on an X-ray.